Community stories

Stories from Living Well

Take a look at some of the wonderful stories from the Living Well Programme to see how community links are improving health and wellbeing. Please contact us if you’d like access to the Living Well toolkit resources.

Do you have a story to share? Perhaps you are a volunteer working with others in the community? We’d love to hear from you.

As a testament to the many spectacular people who live in Cornwall, in just over two weeks since its launch there have been over 60 nominations to be one of Cornwall’s inspirational #60over60 campaign. The campaign launched by Cornwall Council on 10th April is searching for residents whose stories can inspire others to make small…

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So very often we receive lovely quotes from the community, which reminds us all why we do what we do and that we offer some of the most supportive services, activities and clubs in the Country. These are just a few quotes that will hopefully brighten your day. Here at Cornwall Link, we want to…

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Mary, who is 92, was referred by her GP to Living Well as she has a History of falls, one of which ended in a fractured hip and a long spell in Hospital.

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Bernard Hoskings tells us what it’s like to be one of the ‘blokes that brunch’.

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This is about people, place and purpose: our focus is on the person – understanding their aspirations and relationship with their community; our shared purpose is shaping everything around that. This is the unique selling point of Living Well. Note regarding intellectual property and information sharing: Following the principles of Living Well, we strive to…

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Being a Living Well volunteer has given Judy Eades not only a renewed zest for life, but also an abundance of knitted jumpers and scarves. Judy and her friend Jenny Oke run a knit and natter group at the Age UK day centre in Crantock Road, Newquay where, once a fortnight, people come together to…

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This is the story of Harry, one of the first people that Adele Thompson, Living Well East Coordinator, worked with.

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Rose was referred into the Living Well project by Adult Social Care Early Intervention Team. We first visited on a joint visit with 2 members of ASC.

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Peter has Parkinson’s and can’t leave his house without supervision. We talk about how Peter’s life has changed since being referred to the Living Well programme by his occupational therapist.

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Film of the Land Girls event, organised by local volunteers. They walked more steps to get to the venue’s front door than they would normally walk in a week…

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